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Loss of RUNX3 expression is suggested to be causally related to gastric cancer as 45% to 60% of gastric cancers do not express RUNX3 mainly due to hypermethylation of the RUNX3 promoter. Here, we examined for other defects in the properties of RUNX3 in gastric cancers that express RUNX3. Ninety-seven gastric cancer tumor specimens and 21 gastric cancer cell(More)
Psychiatric polypharmacy refers to the prescription of two or more psychiatric medications concurrently to a patient. It can be categorised as same-class, multi-class, adjunctive, augmentation and total polypharmacy. Despite advances in psychopharmacology and a better understanding of the principles of therapeutics, its practice is increasing rapidly. The(More)
With the use of the breast cancer metastatic model, which comprises four isogenic cell lines, iTRAQ-based ESI-LC/MS/MS proteomics was employed to catalog protein expression changes as cancer cells acquire increasing metastatic potential. From more than 1000 proteins detected, 197 proteins, including drug-targetable kinases, phosphatases, proteases and(More)
In vitro experiments have shown the PIM1 kinase to have diverse biological roles in cell survival, proliferation and differentiation. In humans, PIM1 is often expressed in both normal and transformed cells. The PIM1 kinase is a true oncogene implicated in early transformation and tumour progression in haematopoietic malignancies and prostate carcinomas. It(More)
Existing drugs are slow to eradicate Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) in patients and have failed to control tuberculosis globally. One reason may be that host conditions impair Mtb's replication, reducing its sensitivity to most antiinfectives. We devised a high-throughput screen for compounds that kill Mtb when its replication has been halted by reactive(More)
To identify novel tyrosine kinase substrates that have never been implicated in cancer, we studied the phosphoproteomic changes in the MCF10AT model of breast cancer progression using a combination of phosphotyrosyl affinity enrichment, iTRAQ technology, and LC-MS/MS. Using complementary MALDI- and ESI-based mass spectrometry, 57 unique proteins comprising(More)
Over the past 50 years, schizophrenia as a disorder has been widely studied across cultures throughout the world. There are differences not only in the symptoms and presentation but also in outcome and prognosis. Various authors have tried to explore and explain such variation but the reasons for this are not always clear. In this paper, we review some of(More)
BACKGROUND Mapping the expression changes during breast cancer development should facilitate basic and translational research that will eventually improve our understanding and clinical management of cancer. However, most studies in this area are challenged by genetic and environmental heterogeneities associated with cancer. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS(More)
OBJECTIVES International medical graduates (IMGs), by definition, move from the country in which they received their training to another country in which to train and/or settle down. This process of migration and subsequent adjustment can lead to a number of issues that affect personal functioning and response to the new country. METHOD The authors(More)
The effect of yoga and relaxation changes in psychophysiological parameters in response to the stress of examination in 75 medical students was studied. Initially five parameters (anxiety level, heart rate, blood pressure, galvanic skin resistance and choice reaction time) were recorded, a month before the examination and on the day of examination. Students(More)